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  • Easier access to health care in the Hutt Valley

    Published Thursday 19 Jul 2018

    A nationwide project to improve access and support for patients, Health Care Home is being rolled out to general practices in the Hutt Valley by Te Awakairangi Health Network, supported by Cosine and Hutt Valley DHB.

  • Independent advice sought on possibility of a sole chief executive

    Published Thursday 28 Jun 2018

    The Boards of Capital and Coast, and Hutt Valley District Health Boards (DHBs) have agreed to seek independent advice on the possibility of appointing a single chief executive across both DHBs.

  • Initiative to tackle SUDI infant deaths in Hutt Valley

    Published Tuesday 26 Jun 2018

    An initiative to prevent the loss of Hutt Valley babies to sudden unexpected death in infancy, also known as SUDI, gets underway this week.

  • Attention all pregnant women, asthmatics and elderly

    Published Thursday 14 Jun 2018

    Influenza season is here and the people most at risk of getting the serious illness are being urged to protect themselves.

  • Compassion hearts to symbolise end of life care

    Published Tuesday 12 Jun 2018

    Made by community volunteers, compassion hearts serve a few important purposes.

  • Free service to fight rheumatic fever

    Published Thursday 7 Jun 2018

    Free sore throat checks for children most at risk of getting rheumatic fever continue to be offered at a number of local pharmacies and GP clinics.

  • Do you have a bowel screening story to share?

    Published Tuesday 5 Jun 2018

    More than 10,000 people in the Hutt Valley area have now been invited to participate in the National Bowel Screening Programme since the first test kits were sent to eligible participants in August 2017. If you have taken part in the Programme, the local bowel screening team would love to hear from you about your experience.

  • DHB CEO appointed Director-General of Health

    Published Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The Deputy State Services Commissioner has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health.

  • New Zealand Sign Language week

    Published Monday 7 May 2018

    This week is New Zealand Sign Language week – did you know NZSL has been an official language of New Zealand since 2006?

  • Maternal Mental Health Week: Vic's story

    Published Thursday 3 May 2018

    Meet Vic and her beautiful baby Darcy (10 months). Aside from being Mum to Darcy and 5 year-old Kiva, Vic helps women and their families who are experiencing distress during pregnancy or after the birth of a baby. She is Executive Director of Post and Ante-Natal Distress Support Group Wellington and maternal mental health champion.